Kenosha Shooting Lawsuit: Police Enabled Armed Militias.
MADISON, Wis. – A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the police did nothing to prevent the violence.
Rittenhouse shot Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz during the Kenosha protest on August 25, 2020, after an officer shot Jacob Blake two days earlier. Rosenbaum and Huber died. Grosskreutz survived.
Rittenhouse has argued that he fired in self-defense after Rosenbaum and Huber attacked him and Grosskreutz approached him with a pistol. Rittenhouse, who lives in Antioch, Illinois, will be tried next month on multiple charges, including murder.
Grosskreutz filed the lawsuit on Thursday. An attorney representing Kenosha County and Sheriff David Beth says the allegations are false.